Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

The Needle: A Whale of a Time

Stephen Colbert kisses. Eleanor Holmes Norton

District Line Daily: Stayin’ Alive

Is Catania closing in on Bowser?

District Line Daily: On Track

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Metro tested the Silver Line for a full day Sunday and during morning rush hour [...]

The Needle: 44 For 51

Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3
Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. "It is up to Dan Snyder. [...]

The Needle: Crazy in Love

Bey and Barry: The Washington Post walks away from another great opportunity and says it will not report on President Barack Obama having an affair with Beyoncé, even after French media said the D.C. paper would publish the juicy, but apparently entirely imaginary, story. -3
Street Smarts: It seems Metro has a good policy on the [...]

The Needle: Extension Granted

In the Nick of Time: President Barack Obama signed up for health insurance on the D.C. health exchange this weekend. Luckily for anyone who might have missed tonight's midnight deadline, the White House extended the enrollment deadline by a day. +5
Meta Tapas: Jose Andres is now a chef adviser to a tapas-themed art and artifact [...]

Barack Obama: Just Another Fed with Free Time Looking to Help Out

President Barack Obama was volunteer number 25 for less than an hour today at Martha's Table, a D.C. nonprofit that provides services each day to about 1,100 people in poverty.
The president didn't give Martha's Table much warning of his visit, with someone from the White House calling the organization today to say Obama would be [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: President Barack Obama

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
 Who: President Barack Obama
Change the name? "If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team—even if they've had a storied history—was offending a sizable group of people, I'd think about changing it," Obama [...]

District Line Daily: “We Cannot Accept This”

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President Barack Obama urged the nation to demand stricter gun laws at a memorial for the [...]

New Presidential Budget Keeps Support for Budget Autonomy

President Barack Obama still supports budget autonomy for the District, even if he's not doing much about it.
In 2012, the administration inserted pro-autonomy language into its budget. That passage remains intact in the 2014 fiscal year budget, released just 13 days before the District's maybe-illegal referendum on the issue. While the passage below is in [...]

Express Haiku: The Sequester!

Barack Obama:
Austerity zombie?
Who did this: Tina Brown?
Write your own haiku in the comments!

How to Get Ahead on the Mall

Expect crowds. One of the first pieces of advice given to inaugural ticketholders and, based on their behavior this morning, one of the first to be forgotten. You can't really blame them for being upset: some traveled thousands of miles and fought aggressively to get tickets, thinking this would get them a front row seat [...]

Attend the Inauguration, Go Home With an Obama Condom

Many of the thousands of people on the National Mall today will leave with a new Barack Obama T-shirt or hat. But Jesse Meyerson, an employee of novelty condom company Say It With a Condom, hopes they'll leave with something else: his Romney- and Obama-themed prophylactics.
The condoms are one for $5, three for $10. Myerson says [...]

Put Your Memory in Motion

Fourteenth and U was swelling as I stumbled out of the Gibson around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday—the time D.C.'s busiest intersection for nightlife would be winding down on a normal weekend. On this evening, the whole street seemed to be in a highball haze, and it still had a couple hours to go. For worse [...]

District Line Daily: Gay Marriage at the National Cathedral

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Sign of the times: AP reports that the National Cathedral is set to announce today that [...]

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